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United Nations Warns Against ‘Fake Egyptian Ambassador’

April 16, 2021

The United Nations in Egypt issued a statement on Friday evening warning against an individual who it says falsely alleges to be its representative. The statement, which was also shared by the UN’s Information Centre in Cairo, comes after similar reports regarding the same individual presenting himself as an Egyptian Ambassador and a member Mostaqbal Watan, a leading Egyptian political party. In its statement, published in both English and Arabic, the UN said that Mr Ahmed Madkor, who the UN says has been presenting himself on social media as an “Ambassador” working for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Cairo, “does not represent the UN in any capacity”. “He appears on social media platforms, through a Clubhouse account, and participates in several talks, lectures with different groups of people, alleged to be a ‘UN Representative’ stating his opinion on critical topics regarding political issues in Egypt,” alleged the UN in a the statement about Madkor’s activities on Clubhouse, an exclusive, iPhone-only social media network. “Mr. Ahmed Madkor does not represent the UN in any capacity. In this regard, the United Nations in Egypt rejects…

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